Last October the USA Today reported a survey…

Last October the USA Today reported a survey with the headline: “US Catholics’ religious identity slips”. While one in four Americans identify themselves as Catholic, 86% say you can disagree with teachings of the church and still be loyal to Catholicism. Only 30% support the teaching authority claimed by the Vatican. Since 1987 attendance to Mass has declined from 44% weekly to 31% and those who attend less than monthly rose from 26% to 47%. When asked why, the prevailing answer was they are simply not very religious. This is not true of Catholics alone; it is equally true of Protestants. Americans have become simply not very religious and the results are all around us and not very pretty. Some call it progress; I call it regress. This is Just-a-Minute with Ed Boggess

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